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Empty pool autumn blues
Empty pool autumn blues

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: Geneva/Switzerland
Date: Nov 26, 2002
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002


Place: 35 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.9805
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0872
Avg (non-participants): 5.8318
Views since voting: 2433
Votes: 256
Comments: 23
Favorites: 6 (view)

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09/30/2003 03:36:15 PM
It has been awhile since I seen this shot. I liked it then cause I gave you a 10. This is very nice.
12/19/2002 09:40:22 AM
Critique Club Critique
(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) - At first appearance, seems very busy. My eye tends to wander around quite a bit. I seem to be looking for your subject. It’s not until later that I realize the whole canvas is your subject, at least to me. I don’t like the two horizontal lines across the picture, though they are mostly covered; a minor distraction.
(2) BACKGROUND – See comment above. I’m not sure what is the background is, and what the main subject is. It’s hard for me to call the leaves the background
(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL – Very good for what you intended. Focus is dead on.
(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL – At first glance, it appears you over saturated the blues. The material under the leaves is too blue for my tastes (I know the challenge is “blue”). But you probably needed to do that to get the blue in the leaves.
(5) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO – Overall, pretty good, an “artsy” photo, tending to the abstract. I like it. I think it could have been a much better abstract if you had played with the focus some, shooting the leaves well out of focus. Then the over saturated blues would have worked better. It may not have scored better, as the majority of voters here don’t appreciate abstract photos, but I think you may have been happier with it.

Jim msp
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12/13/2002 08:40:33 AM
I think this photo scored way too low, probably because it does not have a central subject. Think about it this way - would this not make the coolest gift-wrapping paper?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 10:56:48 PM
fills the frame very nicely. the blue and the earthen tones are nice, but i would have played with the balance of those two in the shot a little. i think it could use a bit more blue. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2002 12:05:55 PM
Excellent. Needs more blue among the leaves.
12/06/2002 08:20:20 AM
Cute! Interesting idea! muckpond
12/05/2002 09:37:50 PM
Too much contrast between blue and neutral leaves.
12/05/2002 05:16:22 PM
I was really stuck between a 9 and a 10 on this one. I love the contrast. The only thing that kept me from giving it the 10 was that when I looked at it, it was just a little too busy on the eye. Great photo though.
12/04/2002 10:58:04 PM
wonderful texture covering entire picture plane..... stunning colour and detail. Matches the fall and wintery mood here in Wisconsin........ i say a nine. undieyatch
12/04/2002 09:21:26 PM
12/03/2002 08:37:00 PM
wow very nice image, i am assuming these are leaves on a backyard pool 10-rll07
12/03/2002 05:35:00 PM
Great shot, but not enough blue for it to be a focus. 7 Jak
12/03/2002 09:05:00 AM
It's nice to see photography used as an art form good luck
12/02/2002 09:00:00 PM
Great collage of colors....subtle hints of blue makes it right on target. Good Luck!
12/02/2002 08:42:00 PM
Very interesting. good job. jacko. 8
12/02/2002 05:16:00 PM
Interesting patterns, only complaint I'd have would be these two horizontal bars I see that are apparently at the bottom of the pool...
12/02/2002 05:06:00 PM
This a photo that grows on you! Beautiful.
12/02/2002 04:53:00 PM
I don't believe I've ever seen blue leaves that blue, or are they supposed to be the bottome of the pool? I'll have to think about this one and get back. PTL
12/02/2002 11:24:00 AM
Great focus, very cool with sections of bright blue peeking through! I like it a lot, and I think it should do fairly well. Good luck with it!
12/02/2002 07:56:00 AM
wow nice color, texture, very nice
12/02/2002 01:16:00 AM
Nice photo...I love leaves, esp. oak leaves and the contrast with the blue is great!
12/02/2002 12:59:00 AM
Nice Job. Good effect. :-)
12/02/2002 12:29:00 AM
I'm not sure I like the contrasting colors in this one. The blue is too contrasting with the natural autumn colors. Perhaps if it was a more natural blue it would have been a bit better.

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